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The Carroll Center for the Blind

03/17/2022

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CERTIFIED ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALISTS (COMS)

(July 1 to August 19, 3 days/22.5 hours per week)

If you have 3+ years of COMS experience and are looking for a fun part-time position in Summer 2022, come join our Summer Youth Programs team!  Working with active teens, you will provide experiential learning to students who are eager to learn and apply their skills.  Examples include getting the students out into the community where they build their exposure to accessing resources such as the grocery store, coffee shops, walking trails and public transportation.  Additionally, you will provide written assessments, document the student’s progress and supervise two Summer COMS  Interns. 

(Full-time, $1000 signing bonus)

We seek a compassionate, high-energy full-time Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) to work in our center-based training program with clients ranging in age from 14 to 90 years. The Carroll Center’s comprehensive instruction integrates non-visual methods with low vision aids/techniques. Responsibilities include conduct student assessments and provide indoor/outdoor instruction, including the use of public transportation. The COMS will work within a team-based approach and interacts with other members of the Rehabilitation Staff.  Additionally, the COMS will be required to produce written assessments, document the client’s progress, and present at meetings.

Education and Community Services (part or full-time)

We seek energetic and committed Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists to work with clients or students ages 3 to 103 with visual impairments in both school and community settings. The Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist will conduct O&M assessments, identify travel needs, develop, and implement individualized instruction plans, and evaluate and report on client or student progress. This role requires strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must have knowledge of the IEP process and the ability to collaboratively serve students in cooperation with others including family, school team members and other support agencies. Experience in working with all ages and a wide range of abilities, including individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a plus.  Summer hours available. 

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Orientation and Mobility and ACVREP (COMS) certification required, 2 years of COMS experience preferred.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written/oral skills required.  Proficient in Microsoft Office a plus.

Benefits

Eligible employees receive a generous benefits package to include health/dental coverage (70% employer paid), vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 3 weeks accrued vacation, personal day, 12 accrued sick days, 10 or 11 holidays and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 3% employer match.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.  The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates kindly forward a cover letter and resume tohr@carroll.org. Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email hr@carroll.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.

E_mail: joanne.kennedy@carroll.org

Phone: 6179696200223

Cert: COMS

 

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